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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Circular stapling versus triangulating stapling for the cervical esophagogastric anastomosis after esophagectomy in patients with thoracic esophageal cancer: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Surgery 2017; 162: 131-138.

Published: 5th April 2018

Authors: Hayata K, Nakamori M, Nakamura M, Ojima T, Iwahashi M, Katsuda M et al.


Use of the triangulating method of stapling did not reduce the risk of anastomotic stricture compared with circular stapling: 19 versus 17per cent, respectively, (P=0.935) in this study that included 100 procedures.

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